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Children’s and Family Events

Instinctively Wild outdoor and bushcraft activities are a chance for children, teens and families to have fun in the fresh air, and rediscover their inner Ray Mears!

All our activities are based on the Forest School ethos, and run by trained and experienced leaders.

Activities depend on the time of year, and take place at various locations around the country.

Holiday Activities for Children and Teens

children's outdoor holiday activities

Eco-Kidz tree climbing

For the latest information on our 2018 activity weeks for children and teens (held at Yellowcraig beach and woodland, East Lothian), see our page in the ‘What’s On’ section of the Active East Lothian website.

BOOKINGS UPDATE – 15th June 2018

Wild Instinct (ages 13-16) Yellowcraigs

23rd July – 11 places left

24th July – 11 places left

25th July – 11 places left

26th July – 11 places left

Eco-Kidz (ages 8-12) Butterdean

30th July: 6 places left

31 July: 6 places left

1st August: 10 places left

2nd August: 10 places left

Eco-Kidz (ages 8-12) Yellowcraigs

6th August: 7 places left

7th August: 6 places left

8th August: 9 places left

9th August: 7 places left

Join Instinctively Wild’s popular Eco-Kidz sessions to learn how to build a shelter, gather wild food, make string from nettles, cook on a campfire, use tools. Get to know the woodland using your different senses, hunt for mini beasts, play games, identify trees and flowers… and discover your wild side!

Aimed at 8- to 14-year-olds, Eco-Kidz week-long sessions are a fun way for children to learn about the environment through hands-on outdoor learning, bushcraft and environmental education. Sessions are delivered by our trained Forest Schools practitioners.

And new for 2018: Wild Instinct. Bushcraft for teens aged 13 to 16.

Cost is £30 a day or £110 for four days. Sessions are 9-5pm in both locations.

To book a place, get in touch with Pete on 07807032491 or email

children's eco-themed parties

Festival activities

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Festival Workshops and Events

Are you looking for trained facilitators to run eco-activities or natural play sessions at summer festivals? Instinctively Wild has been commissioned to run events at Lennoxlove Book Festival, Archerfield Walled Garden, SOLAS and Greenbelt.

We offer workshops and activities suitable for children and adults, including environmental art, make and take, natural play, storytelling and crafts. Please get in touch to discuss your festival needs.

‘Thank you ever so much for all you did to contribute to Greenbelt – the feedback we have had has been amazing, both on site from people, and also via email to the Greenbelt Office. All of the natural art looked wonderful!’ Alice Marie-Parker, Children’s Festival Organiser, Greenbelt

Now it’s your turn!

Contact us today to find out about our children's, family and festival events.

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